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The U.S. Department of Labor reports that atmospheric and space scientists earned median annual earnings of $89,820 in May 2015. Salaries ranged from less than $50,630 to more than $132,180. The average salary for meteorologists employed by the federal government was about $99,920. Meteorologists who worked in scientific research and development earned $95,700, while those who worked in radio and television broadcasting made $91,870.

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